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African American Pilot Overcomes His Past

Straight Outta 5th Ward  Kenneth Morris is a 36-year-old African American pilot and founder/chief executive officer of Universal Elite Aerospace (UEA). At one time in his life he was homeless, yet from that experience he gained humility and a greater […]

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WorldFest Houston Independent Film Festival closes with “Hope”

‘Hope’, a film written and executive produced by Houston filmmaker, Charles Irving, and directed by daughter, Lakisha Lemons, was chosen as the official closer for the WorldFest Houston 49th Annual International Independent Film Festival Sunday night at AMC Theaters on Dunvale. Hope’s selection marks the […]

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The Dangers, Benefits, and Tranquility of Lying Customers

I remember recently eating at Barry’s Pizza on Richmond and Fountainview in west Houston, and when the waiter (Frank) asked me if everything was fine, I told him no, a half truth. Engaging The Waiter at Barry’s Pizza I explained […]

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Managing Perceptions: The Business of the Right “Look”

As business owners, sometimes we fail to take a step back and review our businesses from a third-party perspective. Image is everything, and this is especially true to someone that’s seeing something for the first time, or experiencing your business […]

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The Fight for Financial Literacy

What is Financial Literacy? As defined in “Investopedia,” financial literacy is the possession of knowledge and understanding of financial matters. Financial literacy is mainly used in connection with personal finance matters. Financial literacy often entails the knowledge of properly making […]

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How Healthy Is Your Business?

Businesses come in all shapes and sizes, and that’s a good thing. However, there are some business fundamentals that apply across the entire business landscape. The most measureable aspect of any business is its financial disposition (solvency). Your company or […]

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The College Crisis

In order to have a shot at providing decent financial support for you and or a family, continuing education at the collegiate level is mostly nonnegotiable. Entry level positions are not sufficient enough to support the financial demands of the […]

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Financial Fitness in 2016

“2016” is here! Happy New Year, Happy New You! Every new year we make new resolutions and pledges to change the things that have been problematic for years. The gyms are packed, healthier food is purchased, travel arrangements are made […]

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Fans mourn death of Prince

Photo credit:  Anthony Correia Prince, the legendary singer, songwriter, instrumentalist, and actor, was found dead in an elevator at his Paisley Park estate on April 21 according to news reports. The singer had been suffering from the flu in recent weeks, forcing him […]

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WorldFest Houston Independent Film Festival closes with “Hope”

‘Hope’, a film written and executive produced by Houston filmmaker, Charles Irving, and directed by daughter, Lakisha Lemons, was chosen as the official closer for the WorldFest Houston 49th Annual International Independent Film Festival Sunday night at AMC Theaters on Dunvale. Hope’s selection marks the […]

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Salute to the Slab celebrates Houston Hip Hop music makers

The red carpet movie premiere of Salute to the Slab drew music enthusiasts to the the Belvedere to pay tribute to industry trailblazers who paved the way for Hip-Hop music in the Houston area over the last 30 years. Empower Magazine reporter, Iyanni […]

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South by Southwest 2016: Light Years Beyond Music

by Marc Furi Since its inception as a small music festival promoting up and coming indie bands in the 80s, South by Southwest (SXSW) has expanded into a massive multi-tiered Interactive/Music/Film Conference, expanding its offerings light years beyond music. Tens of thousands […]

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Cherry Blossoms in D.C.

The sun is shining. Thousands of tourists and locals have flocked to the National Mall. Fluffy pink and white cotton-like petals dance in the breeze, leaving the sweetest faint scent. It is the welcoming of warm weather and the beginning […]

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South by Southwest 2016: Light Years Beyond Music

by Marc Furi Since its inception as a small music festival promoting up and coming indie bands in the 80s, South by Southwest (SXSW) has expanded into a massive multi-tiered Interactive/Music/Film Conference, expanding its offerings light years beyond music. Tens of thousands […]

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Next Stop – Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul, the capital of Turkey, is a dynamic and lively city; it is rich in culture and history. It was not to my surprise, that it is likely to edge out the very popular Paris and London in tourists visits, […]

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Relax|Unwind: Nylo Hotel (Providence, Rhode Island)

As a flight attendant my work day is not your typical 9-5, think more like 8-15 hour days, which can include weather delays, crying babies, full flights, and a few angry passengers that are not so happy with those delays. […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: BBQ Chicken Taters

Tater tots are one of those things I used to love as a kid, and this fully loaded BBQ chicken version is ssooo good. You can use your favorite BBQ sauce (I used KC Masterpiece Fiery Habanero Honey) on grilled […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: Hot Egg Buns

I know what you’re thinking about right now – mildly sweet yeasty rolls with those lovely white crosses on top, right? For this dish, you definitely want to take your favorite bun or roll (we love ours made fresh at […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: The Nacho Game

Let’s step up our nacho game people. The following recipe is not really a recipe, it’s more of a guideline for the best nachos I have ever had. You can load them up with all the toppings you like, no […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken soup is the soup we reach for to comfort us; and, when we’re not feeling our best during cold and flu season. It’s simple, it’s classic and when done right – it’s so right. This soup recipe is made […]

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Zika virus therapy drug in development in wake of crisis

In December 2012, Empower Magazine featured an “Empowering First” spotlight on Darnisha Grant Harrison, one of the first African American females to serve as founder, president and CEO of a pharmaceutical company in the U.S. In observance of Black History Month, […]

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Therapy: If Not Now, When?

When discussing being healthy we leave out mental health. Someone can be in the best shape of their life but if they don’t have peace of mind they are not whole. The biggest challenge we face in our lives is […]

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Goals: The Empty Promises We Make

As 2016 is approaching us very quickly, how many of you can honestly say that you accomplished all of your New Year’s Resolutions or goals? According to Harris Interactive, 1 in 3 individuals ditch their resolution by the end of […]

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Houstonians Go Blue for Clean Water

Houstonians descended upon the elegant Laura Rathe Fine Art Gallery, many donning blue attire, for the Go Blue for Clean Water (GBFCW) soiree and fundraiser. The event was presented by Change Agents, QMEvents, and the GBFCW Foundation to benefit The Water Project. Notable […]

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EM Salute to Black Inventors – Pillars of Industry

Over the next several weeks, Empower Magazine is featuring a series of Empowering Firsts salutes to Black Inventors who are championed as pillars of industry. The inventors highlighted in this series are the top 15 picks of author, Keith C. Holmes, from his book Black […]

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Power of the Pen: ReShonda Tate Billingsley

As a young girl, ReShonda Tate Billingsley would make up stories out of the blue and drive her mother and sisters crazy. Her first published story was in a magazine called, “True Confessions,” and earned the, then, 15-year-old Tate a $150 check […]

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